There is a world, beyond what we can grasp, in which toy souls come to exist. In this world, called Pangaea by some, toy souls strive to win the love of human children.
When two kids drop over from our world into Pangaea during a full moon night, they don’t receive the welcoming they might expect.
In their constant battle for attention and affection, the toy souls have become to compete more and more violently, engaging each other with toy weapons, blunts and guns.
If they’re ever to return home again, these two children need to collect enough essences, magical crystals that are shattered across Pangaea. In their quest, they get caught on in the toy souls’ battles. Get ready to join their adventure.
Manga Fighter, by GamesCampus is set in the Pangaea toy world. With its non-violent character (temporarily disabling your opponents, instead of killing them), it’s mostly interesting for younger people.
Although the name of the game implies a manga-like style, this idea doesn’t bring it much further than the title and conceptual art. In its transition to 3D, the game took on a more cartoony style, with more visible western, than eastern influences.
Manga Fighter is a third-person online fighting game – an arena fighter, hack ‘n slash and shooter. This means that players are sustained in a smaller, rather circular environment, in which they engage each other.
There’s a notable difference in gameplay between Manga Fighter and other free online fighting games. The first concept that’s thrown out of the window is character equality. Where other games’ characters mostly differ in additional items and skills, players in Manga Fighter need to choose between characters mainly differing in basic attributes, like strength, force and speed.
Skills on the other hand can be activated by filling up the skill gauge, and will momentarily boost some of these attributes, by assigning special powers to the player.
The basic setting, added to the skills, makes up an interesting arena mix. Even though the game has a very slow pace and lacks the depth and challenge of many games in its genre, it’s a game that entertains, at least for a while.
There are several different levels, depicting different parts of the toy world. Enabled by the subject, there’s a wide variety and creativity present – so we’ve got urban environments, but also varieties on Ancient Egypt, a giant dollhouse and the magical gardens.
A Game For Kids
Due to various different factors, including the slow and accessible pace, the cartoony visuals and the non-violent setting, this is an online fighting game that’s not too interesting for a mature audience, but one I might recommend for kids.
This is a place where younger gamers could be able to obtain experience, and some feel for the shooting or arena genre. There used to be a great, nearly insurmountable difference between the less and more experienced players. Lately, GamesCampus has been adding a lot of extra features that help the new players remain on their feet, and close the distance to higher levels, thus making the game a lot more accessible, and also a lot less frustrating.
The pressure here isn’t as high as on most other online fighting games, and the community consists mostly of younger players. It’s one you might try, but if you’re looking for alternatives, be sure to check out The Top 3 Online Multiplayer Games For Youngsters.
What did you think of the game? Worth your while, or do you prefer other games? Tell us about it in the comments!
|System||Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements
|CPU||Pentium Celeron 2.0 GHz||Pentium4 2.0 GHz|
|RAM||256 MB||512 MB|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce 4440 M64 or ATI Radeon 7000 M64||Nvidia GeForce 5200 or ATI Radeon 9500|
|DirectX||DirectX 9.0c or above|
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